Term of the Week – VCD

This week's term of the week at About.com is VCD. VCD utilizes a mpeg1 CODEC which allows 74 minutes per CD. Resolution was comparable to your VHS tapes we all know and love. This format became popular overseas as well as on P2P clients. :o. From the article: Employing a compression system known as MPEG1, 74 minutes of audio and […]

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The Media Center Show Awards 2006

This year's MEdia Center Show Awards are coming soon. It is sorta like the Oscars, except with more pocket protectors and less money. You know what they say, if you don't vote you can't bitch. Media Center Show Awards  *Best Media Center Utility: *Best Online Spotlight application : *Best Video Conversion / Editing Tool : *Best Communication Tool: *Best Community […]

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New Laser HDTV Technology Unveiled

Guess plasma's & LCDs aren't the in thing anymore. I'll wait til 50 Cent has a couple of these in his crib before forking out the cash, how about you? Although $1k for 50" isn't bad at all. Can't wait to see one in action. "The technology is based upon a unique optoelectronic chip paired with a laser projection device […]

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Logitech diNovo Edge Keyboard

Engadget has the skinny on the new super skinny & sleek Logitech diNovo Edget Keyboard. Just looking at this thing makes me drool. Too bad I've used my MCE Keyboard all of once, or it might motivate me to get this thing. Then again, $60 (for the MCE one) is a lot different than the MSRP of $200 for this […]

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Logitech Harmony 1000 Review

Allgadgets.org takes a very quick review of the new Logitech Harmony 1000. If you've got $500 to spare, this is a serious remote. Right in the price range of the Philips Pronto which has pretty much owned this market/price range for so long, and looks to be fairly comparable.  "The 3.5-inch color LCD screen is touch-sensitive, designed to replace the […]

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Idratek Introduce Raft of New Smart Home Features

Automated Home takes a quick glance at the latest release from Idratek of their Cortex software.  "Amongst many new features, this version introduces support for Rako Controls wireless dimmers and associated wall panels (see: www.rakocontrols.com). The interface to Cortex is by means of the bidirectional RAV232+ module (from Rako Controls). Cortex V20 also sees the addition of SMS messaging via […]

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Pandora.com

I have heard about Pandora.com in the past but have neglected to get on the bandwagon. This review from PCMAG.com has inspired me to get my music loving ass over there and see what the fuss is all about. Its similar to the intelligent recording setup in SageTV, in that you tell it what you like and it will start […]

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Blu-Ray Review – “Click”

Hi-Def Digest got their hands on the first Blu-Ray BD-50 disc with Adam Sandler's movie "Click" and see if it's worth all the hype. Overall, they like the technology but hated the movie. I haven't seen the movie, but I didn't see the same Sandler-team cast as most of his funny movies…and definitely don't see a guest appearance by Mr. […]

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